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  1. You have a lot of good experience as a leader already. Now you are in a position to lead and inspire others to be great leaders, too. Putting together a troop calendar is a group effort. The more the Scouts can do on their own the better. If the SM can work with the SPL and PLC to do the whole thing from scratch that will be great. If the secretary (Scribe) of the PLC can keep the calendar updated, and bring copies to every PLC meeting, and then update it after the meeting, fantastic! The same calendar needs to be reviewed at the troop committee meeting so appropriate adult leadershi
  2. Hello Bronco, You already have a lot of good advice above. Recruit as much adult leader help as you possibly can. See the Troop Committee Guidebook for the necessary committee positions. Since you were a Pack CC you may already be familiar with these positions. In addition to getting on the same page with your Scoutmaster (who will handle the program with the PLC) and your Chartered Organization Rep. (who is the representative of the owner of the troop) your next best friend on the troop committee will need to be the treasurer. Make sure the troops financial management is in
  3. I can see it both ways, but I think the new Eagle is a boy who would eagerly share the light. His parents feel it should be all about him. Sounds like everyone needs resources. Email the scout and parents with this link and say have a great time planning the ECOH. Let me know the date and time, if you would like me to speak, and let me know if I can bring a salad. http://www.eaglescout.org/finale/coh/coh.html Go ahead with the date YOUR TROOP has selected for the troop court of honor and let the new Eagle and his parents decide on another date and time for the ECOH.
  4. Some things need to go away. The pinky handshake was one of them. When I was a youth in Scouting in the 60s I thought it was weird. Good riddance. Would anyone like some good Dutch apple crisp? I grew the apples myself. Have fun scouting. (This thread made me laugh!)
  5. Our troops seven weekend campouts average $21 per scout. This includes $11 for food and $10 camping fee. Our Council camps charge a $5 per person weekend fee (youth and adult), plus the price of the campsite or cabin and these fees can range from $0 to $150 for a weekend. Sometimes any deficit is paid from the troop account and sometimes there is a surplus contribution to the troop account. The biggest variable is the number of scouts attending each weekend event. It averages out over the year. We like to get the scouts a patch for the weekend campout and these can cost $2 each. It is ti
  6. 11/8/2009 This is an interesting exercise. Following is what it will cost an active 14-year-old to be in Scouting in our troop this year: $ 80.00 Annual dues (includes registration, Boys Life, T-shirt, annual picnic, troop equipment, training, patches) $ 226.00 Summer camp 2010 $ 147.00 Seven weekend troop campouts at $21 each $ 82.00 Winter camping weekend including transportation $ 25.00 Lock-in $ 600.00 Northern Tier summer 2010, including transportation $ 100.00 Extra gear for high adventure $ 15.00 Order of the Arrow Lodge dues $ 25.00 OA Fall Conclave $
  7. Troop 1. Scoutmasters name is Fred. Scouts names are Andy, Bob, Erik, Greg, and Larry. Each Scout earns $100 in the fundraiser. Total $500. All goes into general fund. Committee decides to use the money to help pay for the Scoutmasters trip to the Philmont training center. Troop 2. Scoutmasters name is Lisa. Scouts names are Ajay, Evon, Fung, Lieng, and Yung. Each Scout earns $100 in the fundraiser. Total $500. All goes into Scout accounts. Committee decides to use the money to pay $100 towards each Scouts summer camp. Which committee are
  8. The subject of fundraising was featured in Scouting Magazine in November-December 2007. Here is the link: http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0711/a-projects.html#sbar2 See especially the section headed: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due The first example includes the line: These Scout bucks can pay for uniforms, equipment, and activity fees. Here is the full text of this section of the article, but read the whole thing: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due Units often make a portion of the funds from money-earning projects available to individual membe
  9. It is hard to believe the moon walk was 40 years ago today. I was 18 years old and working in one of the trading posts selling cameras and film. I must have gotten off duty just in time to go to a nearby staff tent that had a small black and white TV set showing the astronauts on the moon. There I was in the middle of a huge field, surrounded by mountains, and I was watching someone walk on the moon. As I recall, the theme of the jamboree was Frontiers of Tomorrow. (Edit: I just looked it up. The Theme was "Building to Serve.") One of the stage shows featured the Up With People singing g
  10. In 2007 there were over 51,000 Scouts who earned Eagle. Could they be 51,000 trust fund kids? In Legacy of Honor one of the Eagle Scouts interviewed was current Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. Hank has an additional 350 BILLION dollars in his back pocket to dole out. But he better get busy, he only has a few days left. Paying day laborers to complete an Eagle project could be good practice for the Eagles future. Then, again, how exactly has Hank demonstrated leadership in the current crisis? Maybe it will become apparent when he (and George) are long gone. (I hope so.) Amer
  11. This is a Star Scout who thought he had become a Life Scout last July, nine or ten months before his 18th birthday. He may well have thought he had all the time he needed to earn Eagle. It seems clear that this troop has adult leadership challenges, and the scout needs some help with paying attention and planning ahead. This troop wasnt helping much with that effort. If the scout really wants to give it a try, he can take his story to the District Advancement Chair and perhaps to the District Chair. Make his case and see where it leads. He needs a one or two month extension on his POR
  12. Hal, See Scout Handbook requirements for Star and Life ranks, requirement 5. It is in parentheses. "(or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop)"
  13. From the original post. -The scout will be 18 in April -He passed his scoutmaster conference last July for his Star rank Even if the scout had past his BOR the same day as his Scoutmaster conference in July, he still wouldn't have enough time as a Boy Scout to get to Eagle rank. Six months as a Star Scout to become Life plus six months as a Life Scout to earn Eagle. That time would put him into June or July of 2009. (This is repeating what Beavah wrote in his first post in this thread.) Unfortunate situation! BW said: He [the Scoutmaster] could easily have given h
  14. Hi again. Here is the link to the Code of Conduct for the 2010 National Jamboree. Make copies of this for all your parents. You don't have to re-invent the wheel. http://www.bsajamboree.org/code-of-conduct.html
  15. Code of Conduct in a Boy Scout Troop....before you start typing, or before you start copying and pasting from unknown internet sources.... Start with everyone in your troop, Scouts and Adults, knowing by memory, the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, Scout Slogan and the Outdoor Code. But don't stop there. All adults associated with the troop need to read the Boy Scout Handbook from cover to cover, including, but not limited to, the Parent Guide that is inserted at the front of every handbook. ALL ADULTS NEED TO READ THIS, SEVERAL TIMES IF NECESSARY, UNTIL THEY UNDERSTAND IT.
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